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Structural Behavior Under Impulsive Tsunami Loading
Tsunami Research Center, Port and Airport Reseach Institute 3-1-1 Nagase, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 236-0021, Japan
Received:August 2, 2009Accepted:November 18, 2009Published:December 1, 2009
Keywords:large experiment, impulsive loding, concrete wall, tsunami force, destruction
This report describes surge front tsunami force using physical model experiments. Failure processes of wooden and concrete walls are examined in the full-scale testing. We found that the failure mode changes depending on the strength of the wall.
Cite this article as:T. Arikawa, “Structural Behavior Under Impulsive Tsunami Loading,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.4 No.6, pp. 377-381, 2009.Data files: